Tyto Athene’s 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $60,000 for the Fisher House Foundation
HERNDON, Va. — Tyto Athene, LLC, a federal systems integrator headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, hosted their 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, and announced today that they have raised over $60,000 for the Fisher House Foundation.
On September 8th, 2022, 115 golfers from around the United States gathered at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Virginia to support this year’s event. The charitable donations made by this year’s sponsors, golfers, and event attendees has made this year’s tournament Tyto Athene’s most successful to date.
In collaboration with the local Department of Information Management (DOIM) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Tyto Athene held their first charity golf tournament in 2007 to raise funds for a local Fisher House to be built at Fort Bragg. Since then, the annual tournament is held each year as a symbol of continued support for the Fisher House’s mission and efforts. Including this year’s donation, Tyto Athene has raised over $400,000 for the Fisher House Foundation.
“Our entire company is very passionate and enthusiastic regarding the financial support we have been able to provide year over year,” said Tyto Athene CEO, Chris Meilhammer. “The resources that the Fisher House provides are invaluable, and we are excited to be a part of their success story.”
The Fisher House Foundation is a private-public partnership that supports members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families by providing housing for military and veteran families to stay, free of charge, while their loved ones are in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. Additionally, the Fisher House Foundation operates the Hero Miles program, which uses donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members, as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
“We are grateful to Tyto Athene who has been a tremendous supporter of Fisher House Foundation,” said Fisher House Foundation Chairman and CEO, Ken Fisher. “For 14 years, Tyto Athene has hosted an annual golf tournament for the Foundation. This year alone, more than $60,000 was raised which will have a significant impact on military and veteran families.”
Tyto Athene plans to continue their tradition of hosting the annual tournament in October 2023.
About the Fisher House Foundation
The Fisher House is a private-public partnership supporting members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families. This program recognizes the sacrifices of our military by meeting their needs beyond that normally provided by the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers, enabling family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time – during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Annually, the Fisher House program serves over 10,000 families and has made nearly 3 million days of lodging available to family members since its inception in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House.
More information about the Fisher House Foundation may be found at: www.fisherhouse.org
About Tyto Athene
At Tyto Athene, we harness the power of technology to provide solutions that shape the future.
With over 50 years of experience providing mission-focused digital transformation, our team of experts offers a broad range of expertise in four major technology domains: Network Modernization, Hybrid Cloud, Cyber Security, and Enterprise IT. We connect people with technologies to seamlessly integrate and manage systems to provide the greatest value to Defense, National Security, Intelligence, Space, and Public Safety for the people who matter the most.
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